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Feds reportedly looking into Robert Menendez for allegedly helping fugitive bankers

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Feds reportedly looking into Robert Menendez for allegedly helping fugitive bankers

TRENTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is under federal criminal investigation for allegedly helping a pair of Ecuadorian fugitives who are wanted in their home country on charges of embezzling money from their failed bank, according to a report by NBC New York.

The television station, citing unnamed sources, reported tonight that the FBI is looking into why the New Jersey Democrat contacted a high-ranking official at the Department of Homeland Security in April 2012 to ask him to give “full consideration” and “expedite” its review of the case of William and Roberto Isaias, who are seeking permanent residence in the U.S. The report said Menendez also made calls to the Department of State about the brothers.

The two men fled Ecuador more than 10 years ago and live in Florida. (Friedman/Star-Ledger)

https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/robert_menendez_under_federal_investigation_for_allegedly.html#incart_river